A smart washer or dryer is Laundry equipment connected to the internet or a smart home network. These devices add functionality that is not feasible with standalone equipment.
Smart washers and dryers are more advanced than other digital appliances. When a cycle is complete, they can download new wash and dry cycles, diagnose issues, and change settings with the help of a smartphone or voice command.
EVVR provides many products and services to help you materialize your dreams of a smart home. With EVVR Center, EVVR Center Lite, and EVVR Energy Monitoring Smart Plug & Relay, you can choose what and how your home is connected.
- Functionalities of A Smart Washer
- What Makes A Dryer Smart?
- Best Washers/Dryers of 2023
- Tips to Save Energy in Laundry Room
- EVVR Energy Monitoring Smart Plug & Relay - Your Laundry Day Partner
A smart washing machine offers a few useful extra features while giving you greater control over your clothes than a regular washing machine. Some advantages of a smart washing machine include:
- Use a mobile device to remotely start, stop, or monitor wash cycles or schedule them for a more convenient time.
- Utilize a mobile device to adjust machine settings and get alerts when cycles are complete.
- The operation may be controlled via Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa voice commands.
- Use the built-in diagnostic sensors to notify you when a repair or routine maintenance, like a self-cleaning cycle, is required.
- Decide whether to receive alerts when your detergent is low and whether to use an Amazon Dash Button to purchase a new detergent automatically.
- Find and download new wash cycles for particular fabric kinds or loads.
- Sync up with an established smart home system. Many versions can track local energy usage and automatically run cycles during off-peak hours to save money when synchronized with a connected smart home.
A smart dryer works with a smart washer to make doing laundry faster and simpler. Some advantages of a linked dryer include the following:
- WiFi connectivity allows you to start, stop, and extend cycles remotely using your phone or other mobile device.
- Get alerts when a cycle is complete or remotely check on its status.
- Download brand-new load types and fabric dryer cycles.
- Virtual assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant can be operated via voice commands.
- Sync up with an established smart home system. Smart dryers can monitor local energy use during off-peak hours for significant electricity bill savings when connected to a smart home network.
If you have a perfectly working washing machine at home with no smart functionalities, you do not have to splurge a fortune to get a new one. Instead, EVVR Energy Monitoring Smart Plug & Relay will give you all the benefits of remote control and energy insights to save big.
There are a lot of models for smart washers and dryers in the market. For an average consumer, it becomes difficult to pick the right one from the lot. This section will cover some of the best options for smart washers/ dryers in 2023.
GE Smart Front Load Washer with OdorBlock
Our top choice among the best washers and dryers is the GE Smart Front Load Washer because of its simple installation, stellar user feedback, affordable price, and hassle-free maintenance. In most houses and laundry rooms, the 32-inch depth fits without needing more space.
Additionally, this model has an UltraFresh vent system with the company's OdorBlock technology, which removes excess moisture to stop odors and strange growths. That means keeping your washer fresh, clean, and hygienic takes less work. The machine's parts include Microban technology as well.
We adore the start/stop monitors with real-time notifications straight on your phone and the integrated WiFi of the GE Smart Front Load Washer. Another option is to sanitize with Oxi, which uses a special cycle and an Oxi ingredient to increase your detergent's cleaning power to eliminate 99% of bacteria.
Samsung Stackable Vented Dryer
Reviews support our decision that the Samsung Stackable Vented Dryer is the best overall. Customers at Home Depot can't quit gushing about this stylish white machine, an affordable, reliable necessity. You can quickly and efficiently dry heavy loads thanks to the enormous 7.5 cubic foot capacity. You could even throw the entire king-sized comforter without any issues.
Thanks to an integrated sensor dry system that helps prevent over- or under-drying, your favorite fabrics will remain in top condition for years. Any child old enough to read can help you with the laundry thanks to the machine's 10 pre-programmed drying cycles, which help target your precise drying demands and periods. That's refreshing!
LG Large Capacity Stackable Washer
We adore the LG Large Capacity Stackable Washer and Dryer's space-saving design. This set is excellent whether you live in a condo, share your laundry room with a bathroom, or lack the space for a side-by-side unit.
You can choose to use this 4.5 cubic feet pedestal compatible unit alone or stacked. The washer's cold wash technology, which boasts warm water performance at energy-saving lower temperatures, is a real hit with reviewers. Even better, those lower temperatures prolong the quality and integrity of the fabric.
Whirlpool Top Load Washer and Side Swing Dryer
The best washers and dryers for your household can be had without breaking the bank. We adore the Whirlpool Top Load Washer's effectiveness and sensible price range for families on a tight budget. It is Lowe's most popular electric washer model, and customers adore it.
The porcelain-smooth wash basket protects even the most delicate lace, while the dual-action spiral agitator thoroughly cleans clothing and linens. As a top-loader, this type gives you plenty of time to add items or laundry products as the basin fills.
LG All-In-One Compact Washer Dryer
Lacking space? Never fear—the LG All-In-One Washer Dryer is the perfect solution. Due to the brand's exclusive TurboWash technology, wash periods can be reduced by up to 30 minutes, and no machine changeover is ever required because washing and drying are done in the same appliance.
It's also a smart all-in-one since WiFi connectivity and smart home technology let you control the device and handle issues directly from your phone. For busy families, we adore clever features. And yes, that implies that you can load the machine in the morning and use it when you're ready to use it later in the day.
LG Large Capacity Washer with TurboWash and Dryer
Once more, LG takes first place thanks to its large capacity washer. Even though it is also available in several muted colors, we like the sleek black steel option. Match it up with either the large-capacity gas dryer or the corresponding large-capacity electric dryer. In either case, you have space for all the children's clothing, bedding, winter coats, beach towels, and more.
The washer's enormous capacity of 5.2 cubic feet provides all the inside space in a pedestal-style unit. You can wash even large loads up to 20 minutes faster thanks to the built-in TurboWash. Even a full set of king-sized sheets and the accompanying comforter will fit in one load of laundry.
There are ways to lessen wear and tear on your clothes while saving money and energy in the laundry room; some are completely free. You can save money in the laundry room by doing the following things:
Get EVVR Energy Monitoring Smart Plug & Relay
EVVR Energy Monitoring Smart Plug & Relay can do everything you can expect from a smart plug - and more. It is a nifty device that can let you monitor the power intake of your washer/ dryer to optimize your laundry routine. Also, you can turn the machine on and off through some swipes.
Use Cold Water For Efficient Cleaning
Using warm water instead of hot reduces energy use by half, while cold water reduces energy consumption even further. To guarantee that things are cleaned, cold water detergents can be useful. High-efficiency detergents (designated with a "he" symbol) should be used by the product's manufacturer when instructed to do so.
Dry Right Loads To Save Lengthier Cycles
The drying time of the laundry will increase if the dryer is overloaded. Too-small loads can take longer to dry and cost more per item to operate the dryer for a small number of items.
Get Dryer Balls For Better Air Flow
Wool or rubber dryer balls can speed up the drying process by helping separate your clothing and providing more air. If they reduce static, you won't need dryer sheets (see #7 below). According to rumors, the wool balls can absorb moisture, speeding up the drying process. At my place, we use them, and the time it takes for our garments to dry has significantly decreased.
Employ Smart Features on Your Washer/ Dryer
Many modern clothes dryers have a moisture sensor that turns the appliance off when the garments are dry. Doing so conserves electricity and lessens the damage that excessive drying causes to your attire.
Say you want to reap all the benefits of smart washers/ dryers but do not want to spend much money. If you have a working washing machine at home, all you need is EVVR Energy Monitoring Smart Plug & Relay. Using the EVVR smartphone application, you can get insights on energy consumption and the control to turn the appliance on and off remotely. It is compatible with Apple HomeKit, so your iPhones and iPads should have no problem connecting. Get yours today!